remains highly regarded in Norway, where he took tiny Stabaek and turned it into a Europa League team only two years after it gained promotion. Stabaek sports director Inge Andre
is pushing for the Norwegian federation to appoint him as its new men's national team coach to replace Per-Mathias Hogmo
, who resigned in November.
Olsen said Norwegian
officials should skip their holiday feasts and get to work on hiring Bradley.
"Those who govern the Norway football association should throw all their ribs, lamb ribs and lutefisk
aside,"Olsen told VG
. "They should get in touch with Bob's agent
as soon as possible. It is the best man Norway can get. If they want the number, then just call me."
Olsen said it was a pity Bradley could not keep his job until the January transfer
window opened, but Norway couldn't find a better candidate than Bradley.
"I have not seen anyone who is close to being so good at getting the best out of players," added Olsen.
Norway has only three points -- thanks to a 4-1 win over San Marino -- in four games in World Cup 2018 qualifying, so it is not exactly a plum position.
VG reported that Stale
is Norway's first choice to replace Hogmo, who resigned in November, but it is unclear if the FC Copenhagen coach is interested in the job.